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Table 5 Barriers and Facilitators for Cannabis Use Screening and Intervention ( N= 664)

From: Screening and managing cannabis use: comparing GP’s and nurses’ knowledge, beliefs, and behavior

Statement GPs agreement n(%) Nurses agreement n(%) χ2(1)
Barriers    
Do not have the skills to screen or provide an intervention 336 (67%) 124 (77%) 5.94
Cannabis use often is not the most important issue that needs to be addressed during a patient’s visit 286 (57%) 56 (35%) 23.80**
Patients may not be receptive to screening or intervention 279 (55%) 98 (61%) 1.45
Do not have time to screen or provide an intervention 242 (48%) 41 (25%) 25.56**
Do not have support from colleagues/organization to screen or provide an intervention 138 (27%) 55 (34%) 2.68
The effort required to motivate a cannabis user to quit is not justified by the likelihood of a positive outcome 101 (20%) 15 (9%) 9.80*
Do not have a personal interest in providing screening or treatment for cannabis use 95 (19%) 12 (7%) 11.78**
Do not have professional interest in providing screening or treatment for cannabis use 77 (15%) 13 (8%) 5.45
I do not want to attract more cannabis users to my clinic 76 (15%) 5 (3%) 16.41**
Most people who use cannabis do not need screening or treatment 30 (6%) 7 (4%) 0.61
Cannabis users are unpleasant to work with 24 (5%) 3 (2%) 2.64
Cannabis users should only be treated by specialists in the field 15 (3%) 18 (11%) 17.36**
Facilitators    
More training 408 (81%) 144 (89%) 6.03
Access to up-to-date management guidelines and recommendations 396 (79%) 130 (81%) 0.30
Having more options for referrals 391 (78%) 88 (55%) 32.31**
Having more resources to assist me (e.g., web interventions) 315 (63%) 103 (81%) 0.10
Believing that screening and intervention would lead to positive outcomes 232 (46%) 67 (42%) 1.00
Believing that screening and intervention are clinically important 134 (27%) 51 (32%) 1.54
Nothing would facilitate the screening or intervention of cannabis use 6 (1%) 2 (1%) <0.01
  1. Note. *p < 0.01, **p ≤ 0.001.